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Puerto Vallarta Farmers Market Relocates

Published Oct 19, 2011, 5:33pm - (Updated Dec 19, 2011, 4:29pm)


Close to the beginning of its third season of providing local fresh farm produce, artisan foods, handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing and much more, the successful Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural is moving to a new venue: Pino Suarez Street between Venustiano Carranza and Basilio Badillo, a few blocks away from their previous location. The market , which will open its doors for the first time this Winter season on Saturday, November 5, also begins a new partnership with El Jardin de Ninos Emiliano Zapata, the school located on the same block.

When Market founder, Charlotte Semple, learned recently that the school might have to stay closed due to the theft of all its’ copper water pipes, her immediate reaction was, “We can’t let that happen!”  Within a matter of days the Market had purchased new pipes, they were installed, and it was back to business for the 176 students who attend kindergarten there. Morning principal, Olga Elvira Quintero, said that she and afternoon principal, Maria Concepcion Banuelos-Macias, could not be happier.

Additional projects to aid the school were quickly identified.  In the coming weeks and months Market volunteers will clean and re-paint walls and fixtures, repair and paint the school yard pool and outside walls, collect books for the new library and musical instruments for a proposed music room, and gather general school supplies for the students.Market hours are every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.  For more information visit the Market website at www.oldtownfm.com, or its Facebook page: Old Town Farmer’s Market Puerto Vallarta.

Source: Old Town Farmers Market - Tianguis Cultural

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